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The best creamy and gooey cauliflower vegan mac and cheese that is completely dairy free, nut free, and gluten free! It's the perfect kid-friendly dinner packed with nutrients!

The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese


  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 95 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

The best creamy and gooey cauliflower vegan mac and cheese that is completely dairy free, nut free, and gluten free! It’s the perfect kid-friendly dinner packed with nutrients!


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Ingredients

  • 2 boxes chickpea pasta (or your favorite GF pasta)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large head cauliflower (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive or coconut oil
  • 1 16 oz can light coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 small white onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp mustard or dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sea salt/pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and coat chopped cauliflower in 1.5 tbsp olive/coconut oil, rosemary, and cumin. 
  2. Roast for about 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. When the cauliflower is nearing the end of its cook time, heat up 1/2 tbsp cooking oil in a small sauté pan and cook garlic and onion together until translucent. Set aside.
  4. Place cauliflower into a large food processor and pulse until pureed.
  5. Place coconut milk, sautéed onion and garlic, mustard, turmeric, coconut aminos, and sea salt/pepper into the food processor and blend.
  6. Set sauce aside.
  7. In a large pot, bring water to boil and cook pasta according to directions. Preheat oven again to 375F if you turned it off.
  8. Once pasta is done, strain pasta and pour into a large baking dish (about 9X12″). 
  9. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and mix thoroughly until everything is coated.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until it looks crispy.
  11. Remove and serve warm!

  • Category: Main Course
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